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Cactus Pear Sorbet

This sorbet is a great dessert option for dinner parties. It uses three ingredients, sweet cactus pear, sugar, and fresh lime juice to balance out the sweetness. Make a batch for adults and add 2 ounces of tequila for a more adult friendly dessert.

Recipe by Esteban Castillo

Esteban is the voice behind Chicano Eats. Esteban created Chicano Eats when he noticed there was a lack of Latino representation in the food blogging space. Esteban strives to create visibility, educate and provide context behind authentic dishes, and also strives to redefine how people in the U.S view Mexican food, presenting dishes with a very vibrant and minimalistic treatment. 

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 hours 20 mins
Total: 8 hours 30 mins


  • 3 3/4 cups cactus pear, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar


1. Add the cactus pear, lime juice and granulated sugar to a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into an ice cream machine and churn for 20 minutes. Pour the sorbet into a freezer safe bowl, then let freeze overnight, or at least 8 hours. Garnish with a lemon twist or slice of cactus pear.